Istanbul’s Underworld: The Basilica Cistern

No, I don’t mean that during my four days in Istanbul I delved into the Turkish mafia (which I know nothing about, but I’m sure there is one). By underworld I mean literally under the city. Whilst you’re in the Golden Horn visiting the Hagia Sophia and the Sultan Ahmet, take some time to check out…

How I Like to Travel vs. How Travel Blogging Wants Me to Travel

This article was supposed to be a Weekend Wanderings post about my visit to Manhattan this past weekend. Last weekend, I posted a bunch of photos from my Labor Day Weekend back home on Cape Cod. They were beautiful to look at, and I enjoyed reflecting on how picturesque my home is, but as I said in…

How to Maximize Your Entry Level Vacation Time

Getting your first “big kid” job is an exciting time. All of a sudden, someone is paying you more money than you’ve ever had in your life along with a suite of mysterious “benefits” like healthcare, 401K’s, commuter benefits, and other fun things that you aren’t quite sure what to do with. Among this list…

Why I Love Staying in Hostels and You Should Too

A lot of my travel recently has been to places where I’m going with the express intent of visiting a friend(s), and have a place lined up to stay. Staying with friends is the ultimate- it’s a great way to squeeze in some real catch up time, and it’s free accommodation. However, when I’m travelling somewhere…